Frank Wilstach

Name:
Frank Wilstach
Role:
Assistant to Will H. Hays, MPPDA
Born:
1865
Died:
1933

About

Assistant to Will H. Hays, MPPDA, -1933. A theatrical manager and press agent, with the Shubert theatrical organisation from 1916-23. Wilstach was the author of the Dictionary of Similes (1916) and articles and a 1926 book on Wild Bill Hickok (Wild Bill Hickok, Prince of Pistoleers), which promulgated, if it did not originate, the myth of the “Dead Man’s Hand” (Aces backed with eights).  He was responsible, with Joseph Breen, for the oversight of the Advertising Code.

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